Designing for accessibility is the process of proactively creating materials that are usable by the full range of potential end users. This often means making sure that materials and communications can be accessed, perceived, used, and understood by people who use different interfaces or tools, and/or who have relevant disabilities. Designing for accessibility almost always benefits many people including those who do not have relevant disabilities.
Here at the University of Tennessee, our policy is to ensure that all learning materials are accessible. This course introduces best practices that you can begin applying immediately to ensure accessibility and usability of learning materials and communications.
You will learn how to:
Putting your final exam online? Need ideas for how to assess learner progress in Canvas? This is a one-stop location for asynchronous, self-paced training related to designing and delivering effective tests and assessments online. Topics include pedagogy and design, using Canvas to construct tests and assessments, and facilitating feedback effectively.Enroll in Online Workshop
This self-paced training resource introduces you to the Canvas Folio (Portfolium) Network, that can be accessed in Online@UT (Canvas), and provides you with materials to get you started building your Folio.
You will learn how to:
This self-paced Canvas Training workshop aims to equip instructors and staff with Canvas' need-to-know tools and features, so they are better prepared to jump-start their course design and delivery at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Participants who complete this workshop will be able to:
In this course, learn how to use UDOIT (Universal Design Online Inspection Tool), a Canvas course accessibility checker, originally developed at the University of Central Florida. UDOIT is available in each Online@UT (Canvas) course.Enroll in Online Workshop
This resource will equip you with the tools and knowledge to pose response-driven questions in real-time during your course instruction. You can use PointSolutions to ask and receive responses in face-to-face or online classes. This response system also allows you to sync the responses to Canvas for class participation scores or quizzes.
Using this resource will help you to:
This self-paced course will give you the opportunity to learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL advocates for accessible and inclusive instructional approaches that meet the needs and abilities of diverse learners. After completing this course, you will be able to design engaging, effective, and accessible courses using the Canvas features and other technology tools.
Materia is a learning tool, available in Online@UT (Canvas), that allows you to easily embed engaging learning activities into your online courses. Materia learning apps, called widgets, can bring life to content modules, practice, study activities, and even assessments. Learn how to enable and use Materia in your Canvas course.Enroll in Online Workshop
In this course, you will learn how to use Open Educational Resources (OER) in your presentations and instructional content. OER are materials licensed for sharing by their creators.
After completing the course, you'll be able to:
Panopto is a lecture capture tool that allows you to record, edit, share, and manage video content on the web and through Canvas. The platform is fully integrated with Canvas and Zoom.
The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools you need to successfully record your lecture, event, or other video using the Panopto lecture capture platform in the classroom, your office, or at home. Don't let the lecture capture moniker fool you - while it is meant to record lectures, you can use it for many other things like event capture, announcements, assignments, assessments, and meeting recordings.
We will begin with an overview of the platform and then dive into how to record, edit, share, and manage your video content. You will also learn how to use Panopto in the classroom. We will also cover Panopto's integration with Canvas and how to best share Panopto video content in your course.Enroll in Online Workshop
In this PowerPoint course, you will learn how to build your presentation to best meet the needs of your audience. The course is broken into five sections: Introduction, Steps for a Successful Lecture, Tips and Tricks, Best Practices for Presentations, and Conclusion. We will dive into how to set up your presentation, as well as give you the necessary steps for creating your PowerPoint. This course will also give you tips and best practices for creating the best presentation possible in any program, not just PowerPoint.
You have many tools available to you to record your lecture. Panopto and Zoom are powerful tools for recording your entire presentation, including other inputs such as document cameras and more. But if all you need is to record yourself delivering a PowerPoint lecture, you can record your lecture right from within PowerPoint.
Note: All instructions are for PowerPoint in Microsoft 365 Subscription (Mac) or Microsoft 365 Apps (Windows). Other versions of PowerPoint, including the volume license installed by OIT on university-owned computers, may not have all of the features discussed. You can not record narration in the web version of PowerPoint Online. You must use a desktop version of the software downloaded from Microsoft 365.Enroll in Online Workshop
Proctorio is an automated remote proctoring service that integrates with Online@UT (Canvas). Proctorio enables instructors to utilize machine learning and facial detection technology to remotely proctor online assessment to help protect the academic integrity of test-takers. This course provides resources for UTK instructors and students on the use of Proctorio in their Canvas courses.Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to access this support site: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/MFNBPF.
If you are new to Canvas, this self-paced tutorial will get you quickly up and running by implementing the Preparing to Launch course template, available in Online@UT (Canvas), and you'll benefit from the detailed instructions found in this tutorial. If you are already an experienced Canvas user, this tutorial will help you dig a bit deeper into the capabilities of Canvas and Zoom and to refresh your skills.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to: